TED Talk – David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. Questions: What are the three different meanings for the word “tip”? Do you have any good tips that help you […]

Spain and the Blame Game

Spain and the Blame Game http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carles-boix/spain-economy-catalonia_b_1297516.html?     Do you have a deficit with the bank? Do you always comply to the rules or sometimes break them? Do you have any debt on your credit card? Could you help me to shift all my stuff to my new apartment this weekend? Who do you blame […]

Skype Class – Cyber Attacks

Introduction: Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary.   Today’s subject is cyber attacks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/02/120216_6min_english_cyberwar.shtml   Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct tense.   Exercises: hacker […]

New Tech – voice and gesture controlled TV

BBC.com Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ voice-controlled television A “smart” internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16480712 Samsung was one of many companies that unveiled new connected TV facilities at CES Q: There is always a lot of unveiling at trade shows. What does unveil […]

Business Email Exercise

Below are 2 examples of business emails send to a student in the media sector. The email is designed specifically to your industry or sector and appropriate to your English level.  1. The student must read and understand the email. 2. Read the attached article from an online media. 3. Respond in the standard business […]

TED – How to Spot a Liar

Ted.com Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Intro: On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those […]

TED (for doctors) Daniel Kraft / The Marrow Miner

Ted.com English medical vocab and conversational class designed for doctors.   Daniel Kraft invents a better way to harvest bone marrow You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com.  Technology, Entertainment , Design.   Daniel Kraft demos his Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to […]

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 Intro: John Lewis is a chain of upmarket department stores operating throughout Great Britain. The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London. In recent years there is a tradition to see and talk about the new advert.   1. Read about the song used in […]

About A Boy – Reading & Video Class

 About A Boy Intro: Have you seen the movie or read the book? Which do you think is better, the film or the book? Do you know/like the actor Hugh Grant?   Based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to […]